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Marvin X in conversation with Amiri Baraka, Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009

Amiri Baraka and Marvin X, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2009

Amiri Baraka with Marvin X, 11 March 2009 – Audio
Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 11, 2009.

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Amiri Baraka (left) read from his work and joined in conversation with Marvin X at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Photo: Don Usner
Amiri Baraka, (née Everett LeRoi Jones) author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism, is a poet icon and revolutionary political activist who has recited poetry and lectured on cultural and political issues extensively in the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. With influences on his work ranging from musical artists such as John Coltrane and Thelonius Monk, to the Cuban Revolution, Malcolm X, and world revolutionary movements, Baraka is renowned as the founder of the Black Arts Movement in Harlem in the 1960s. His recent books includeSomebody Blew Up America and Other Poems and Tales of the Out & The Gone.

Marvin X (née Marvin Ellis Jackmon) is a poet, playwright, essayist, director, and lecturer. Under the influence of Elijah Muhammad, he became a Black Muslim and has published since then under the names El Muhajir and Marvin X. His recent books include Land of My Daughters: PoemsWish I Could Tell You the Truth: Essays, In the Crazy House Called America, Beyond Religion, toward Spirituality, How to Recover from White Supremacy, Eldridge Cleaver: My friend the Devil, and the Wisdom of Plato Negro, parables, fables.
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Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka read from his work and then joined with Marvin X in a conversation as part of Lannan Foundation's Reading and Conversation Series live at the Lensic Theater.

Wednesday March 11 2009
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Marvin X

Marvin X

Amiri Baraka with Marvin X

Amiri Baraka with Marvin X

Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka with Marvin X

Amiri Baraka with Marvin X

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